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'Big Sis' Reasserts Unlimited Power to Seize and Inspect Laptops

Sorceress Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:50 AM
Funny. My copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights says that it requires a warrant and probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the person or thing to be seized. Um. That doesn't seem to include suspicion-less searches and seizures at the border (or for 100 miles either direction). I will not surrender any of my electronics to anyone without proper paperwork. Since I am hardly the type of person who meets the criteria of a potential threat of any sort (being a little old lady and all...) Big Brother (or Sis) will have to beat me senseless before they can grab my personal stuff. I carry a copy of the Constitution with me at all times just for such asinine situations.
3129 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 6:07 PM
The 4th amendment does not apply until after you clear customs.
Sorceress Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:58 AM
PS oh, never mind. All the electronics will probably be stolen by the TSA on the way out of the country (along with anything of value you might have in your luggage).
Magna Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:15 PM
And now that they are using the TSA for Domestic field operations as they did in Houston -searching passengers on the Metro System both Bus and Rail system -they just appeared one day along side the Metro Police -claimed it was a joint exercise -searching passengers persons and bags -of course they were stunned at the time -and i suppose when they had time to let it sink in what had happened -they stormed City Hall later in the day raising Hel( about it and were told it was just a"Joint Field Exercise with the DHS ! " who cares they were stopping and searching without any right to do so -see how easily your local government will surrender up YOUR rights -so watch who you vote for -needless to say the mayor is a supporter of Obama and all !

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